Latest posts by SweetPea93

Anyone else from Rochdale

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 16:01

i'm not but I've had real difficulty finding a gardening club that is local enough to me, so I can get to it via public transport, the car is very much out of action for the foreseeable future atm.


Hopefully someone will be near to you!

My Seedlings

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 15:59

It's the best feeling isn't it? We've been waiting three weeks for our Parsley to make an appearance, and finally today it's said hello!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:37
Ashleigh 2 wrote (see)

Forgot  to say Sweetpea, love your style, I bet your garden cheers up everyone who walks by do you buy your colourful pots or paint them yourself?

Hello Ashleigh, My little bit of garden is entirely hidden by the car, except to my neighbours either side of us, which I am glad of, because there are two pubs on my road, and I can't say with confidence I'd have all my pots left should everyone be able to see them! Also they are shop bought, the plasticky ones are from a standard 99p type shop, 4 tiddlers for 99p, three mediums 99p and two 'larges' for 99p. The metal heart ones are from B&M which I think is fab for garden decorations like pots, lights, planters and things, great for kiddies getting involved with gardens too. Their plants aren't so great, but my Violas have served a purpose for a few weeks, and hopefully the rescued rosemary will thrive! I've kept in in relative shade for now, I hope that's right.


Loving everyone's photos, Ecobaby, I know you say you have a small garden, but that's a size I dream of! It's so lovely!

Gardening and Chickens

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:29

I've always fancied the idea of rescuing a couple of battery hens, and letting them live in my garden, I've seen a couple of allotments with them, is it silly of me to think they might get lonely?


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:56

Got the email from the rep confirming me being on the waiting list...

I'm not so fond of waiting!


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:47

I should add the one I'm waiting on, only has 60 plots. I was quite surprised to hear how short the waiting list is!


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:47

@Lisa, I used to live in Birmingham, and directly opposite my house was a huuuuge allotment, it must have had 200+ plots, and the waiting list was something like 2 years too. My Dad had one for a couple of years, hardly waited at all, there seems to have been a massive boom in people taking them up.

I live in Worcester now and there's one a few minutes walk away, and another another couple of minutes away. There seems to be a lot in the city centre, which is great considering how many homes there are that are minus gardens!


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:58

I suppose I'll find that out when we get to see it! We only want a half size one, big enough to grow some veggies, potatoes, carrots, onions.

I'm going to be rather impatient now! Our own garden doesn't have any earth to plant things in, it's all in pots, I'm very much looking forward to digging to victory!

Plant ID please

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:53

I was going to go with the primula, simply because I have a pink one, which was recently ID'd for me, and it looks pretty similar!


 you'll need to zoom in, it the pink one on the right, I've since brought it in as it doesn't like being outside!


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:34

Hello all,

I've decided to join a waiting list for an allotment locally to me, there are three other people on this waiting list, and currently - according to the website - three vacant plots... Hopefully this means I am next in line for a plot.


Is this a bad time to be acquiring an allotment? What can I expect, and will need to buy, besides the obvious - spade and fork and the such...

I'm very excited and can not wait to hear from the council, and hopefully in the none too distant future!

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